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Address: San Elijo State Beach, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92023
Phone Number: 760.809.3069
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Great 1st surf lesson!

My 12 year old daughter had an amazing first surf lesson here yesterday. She is seriously obsessed with surfing after her lesson with Dewy. The surf camp facility is awesome! We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My 12 year old daughter had an amazing first surf lesson here yesterday. She is seriously obsessed with surfing after her lesson with Dewy. The surf camp facility is awesome! We are already planning a return trip. Eli Howard was the most "together" surf school I called, and I called many.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

12 person group bachelor party surf lessons. The instructors were fantastic for the guys, we all loved every minute of it. everyone got up and it was the highlight of the trip. Emily was great to deal with as well. We rented 5 boards and rash guards from them. The whole experience was great we will be back! thanks again... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Just got back from overnight surf camp with 3 adults and 7 girls (10-11yrs). It was amazing! Loved being hidden away in the Surf Shack area for plenty of fun hang out time when not on the beach - ping pong, hammock, indo boards, lounge area. Food was delish - including organic fruit, salad and veggie options. Staff is incredible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

A retired friend from KS was visiting me and he has always wanted to try surfing. He had called another school several days prior and they were not responsive. We stopped at Howard's surf camp while walking thru the San Ellijo campground and they had one opening with a top instructor an hour later on Labor Day. He booked it... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

We live in the area and my kids have stayed overnight because the staff make this place so much fun. Their surfing skills keep getting better.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

My wife and I participated in Eli Howard’s weekend surf camp over Labor Day weekend 2010. We had never surfed before so we didn’t know what to expect. When we arrived we were greeted by Emily, the lead instructor. She was very energetic, down to earth and easy to talk to. Accommodations included various tents to choose from along with... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

My family of 4 took surf lessons for the first time and all 4 of us rode waves!! My kids are 9 and 14 and had a great time. The 3 to 1 ratio was awesome. I am a HS Teacher and I was impressed at the quality of instruction from the young man who taught us the basics of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2005

Our family was looking for a fun adventure in California and we found it! They were friendly and it was really easy booking a lesson for a group who had never done this before. We met the instructors at the beautiful State Beach in Cardiff. After we got our wetuits, we were out in the water with a few instructors... More 

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Address: Address: San Elijo State Beach, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92023
Phone Number: 760.809.3069
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea

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